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Influencer role-plays as Aftab and Shraddha in reel. Netizens slam 'sick content'

A Twitter user shared the video with a trigger warning


The murder of 26-year-old Shraddha Walkar shook the nation's conscience, with everyone struggling to comprehend how a crime so gruesome was committed and went unnoticed in the national capital for over six months. Shraddha was murdered by her live-in partner Aftab Poonawala in May this year.

Instagram influencer Aarush Gupta, however, has used this crime to draw inspiration for a reel on the murder. In the video, Aarush is seen role-playing as Shraddha and Aftab and enacting what could have happened between the couple. The video ends in a disturbing manner. Netizens are lashing out at the video, which many termed as insensitive and “sick content”.

Aarush's video started trending after it was shared by a Twitter user who added a trigger warning to the post. "Shraddha Walkar case is now influencer reel topic. Trigger warning: Violence, murder, abuse," Twitter user Nirwa Mehta wrote in the caption of the video.

Aarush, however, seems to have planned this as an awareness video. At the end of the video, he added 'Justice for Shraddha' hashtag along with a note about how another Shraddha might be getting tortured at the hands of another Aftab while people watch this video.

A section of social media users do not agree with Aarush's 'awareness video' and have called out the insensitive portrayal of the crime. "Awareness can be done without enacting this," a user wrote. Some others have come out in support of the creator.


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